TERMINOLOGY

BASIC COUNT
Japanese English
ichi 1(one)
ni 2(two)
san 3(three)
shi 4(four)
go 5(five)
roku 6(six)
shichi 7(seven)
hachi 8(eight)
kyu 9(nine)
jyu 10(ten)

BASIC KARATE WORDS
basic advance
Japanese English Japanese English
tsuki(zuki) punch dojo school
keri(geri) kick dojo kun school pledge or oath
tachi(dachi) stance dogi karate uniform
mae front ki personal inner spirit and energy. The most important weapon in any fight.
ushiro back han half
yoko side uchi punch
migi right kiai The result from your body and spiritual power uniting with an
hidari left kiai irete Irete means purpose. kiai irete means to execute
jodan upper obi belt
chudan middle
gedan lower
kihon basic
shihan master
sensei teacher
sempai senior
mokusou meditation
youi ready
hajime begin
yame stop
yasume final position

PUNCH
basic advance
Japanese English Japanese English
seiken fist oi zuki step in punch
seiken zuki punch furi uchi hook punch
uraken straight back fist hijitetxu elbow strike
gyaku zuki reverse punch morote zuki double fist punch
chudan zuki punch the stomach sakotsu uchi strike to the coller bone
jodan zuki face punch sakotsu uchikomi thrust to the coller bone
gedan zuki low punch shuto knife hand
shita zuki upper cut hizou uchi strike to spleen
ganmen uchi strike to face uchi uchi strike inside to out
ago uchi punch to the chin

KICK
basic advance
Japanese English Japanese English
mae geri front snap kick yoko keage side high kick
mae keage front high kick kakato otoshi heel drop kick
ushiro geri back kick kake geri hook kick
mawashi geri roundhouse kick uchi mawashi inside out crescent kick
hiza geri knee kick soto mawashi outside in crescent kick
yoko geri side kick

STANCE
basic advance
Japanese English Japanese English
sanchin dachi pigeon stance kiba dachi horseback riding stance
kumite no tachi fighting stance han kiba dachi half horseback riding stance
zenkutsu dachi forward stance kokustu dachi back stance
kakeashi dachi hook stance
nekoashi dachi cat stance
fudo dachi stance with feet parallel, shoulder with apart, toes pointed out
heiko dachi parallel stance
moroashi dachi double foot stance
tsuruashi dachi crane stance
heisoku dachi close toe stance
musubi dachi open toe stance
soto hachinoji dachi wider stance than fudo dachi

UKE
basic advance
Japanese English Japanese English
jodan uke upper block uchi uke inside out block
gedan barai down block
soto uke outside in block

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